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Jenny & the Cat Club

JENNY & THE CAT CLUB by Esther Averill is a true classic, reissued by the New York Review Children's Collection, and one of our favorites no matter what time of year! In Greenwich Village a gentle little black cat lives with her master, a sea captain. She would like nothing more than to join the local Cat Club, but she is too shy. Will her new friends (and her red scarf!) help her become brave enough to take on her fears? Discover the world of Jenny and her friends, including the wonderful Pickles the Fire Cat among others, and find out why The Atlantic Monthly called Jenny " a personality ranking not far below such giants as Peter Rabbit."  Jenny is just perfect to read aloud as a family with 4-7 year olds, or for young independent readers.

Beauty and the Beast

As promised, we're going to be featuring some of our favorite children's book picks for this holiday season all December long.First up is the extraordinary and magical pop-up BEAUTY AND THE BEAST by master paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Anyone who has seen his versions of Wizard of Oz and Alice in Wonderland knows that his work is amazing - BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is no exception. This is a book for the whole family to enjoy. (Ages 4+) 



Extra Helpings of Book Love for the Holidays

It's turkey day and we are full of thanks for great friends, great food, and GREAT BOOKS! Join us in celebrating the bookish bounty all December long. Stop by any of our stores and let our children's book experts help you choose new books that the whole family will cherish. And keep your eyes on this space for book recommendations to make your holiday season extra-bright. :-) 

NYMBC Book Swap

We're so excited about our first-ever Book Swap! Here's the deal. You bring a book that you liked, but that you can part with. Everyone else brings a book too... then you get to swap 'em out! Yep, that's right, a practically brand-new book will be all yours. Plus as always we're having loads of giveaways, pizza, and even some very special guest stars... woohoo!

Thursday, November 18, 7pm
Tickets are $5 at the door - a deal for a night of free books, fun and food!

Please RSVP at Books Inc.:
or by email
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
601 Van Ness Ave, SF

Go Giants! Go Buzbee!

Due to astonishing feats of athleticism exhibited by our own dear SF GIANTS (woohoo! go orange!) our upcoming launch party for Lewis Buzbee's HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS has been postponed. We'll all be watching the World Series!

 You can catch Lewis Buzbee twice in the coming weeks:

 MONDAY NOVEMBER 8, 6pm, Books Inc. Palo Alto

The Book Busters Middle Grade Book Club in Palo Alto will be discussing THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS, and the author Lewis Buzbee will be on hand to answer questions & sign books.

 SATURDAY DECEMBER 11, 7pm, Books Inc. Opera Plaza

OFFICIAL LAUNCH PARTY for THE HAUNTING OF CHARLES DICKENS, at a new date & time. This is a literary mystery that celebrates the power of books and brings to life one of the world's great authors. 

Event Recap

Thanks to the fans who came out to celebrate Halloween a bit early with our awesome panel of YA authors at the Not Your Mother's Book Club spooktacular bash!

The guests of honor were Stacey Jay, Linda Joy Singleton and Rachel Caine ... thanks for the chills, ladies!

NYMBC Halloween Bash

Prepare to be scared, with Rachel Caine (NYT Bestselling Morganville Vampire saga), Stacey Jay (YOU ARE SO UNDEAD TO ME) and Linda Joy Singleton (Seer series, Dead Girl Walking series). Readings, treats, and all kinds of special surprises are in store. Costumes encouraged, but not required!

 Thursday, October 28, 7pm

Not Your Mother's Book Club

Spooktacular Halloween Bash

Books Inc. Palo Alto